“In Luhansk direction, the fiercest enemy attacks were recorded at the Svitlodarsk salient: the militants cynically bombarded peaceful residents of Novoluhanske village with multiple rocket launchers. A total of 40 rockets hit the village. The attacks in this area kept being recorded after dark: 10 cannon shells (122-mm) and over 40 mortar shells (120-mm) blanketed the area near Travneve; about 20 artillery shells (122-mm) detonated in the vicinity of Hladosove. The enemy also heavily shelled our defenses near Luhanske and Lozove villages with mortars of various types. About 200 invaders’ shells hit the suburbs of these front-line villages over the past day.
“It was relatively calm in other key sections of the forefront yesterday evening. The Ukrainian military together with law enforcers continue providing assistance to the residents of Novoluhanske impacted by the attack. The military paramedics managed to stabilize eight injured civilians including a child and send them to the nearest healthcare facilities shortly after the brutal shelling of this village by the Russian mercenaries.
"The Russian-terrorist forces fired upon the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ positions 16 times over the past 24-hour period. The Ukrainian servicemen suppressed more than a half of the invaders’ attacks. No Ukrainian soldier was killed or injured in action," the situation report reads.
Earlier, the Russian mercenaries fired upon the Ukrainian troops 14 times on Dec. 17.